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Do you know how to care for your orthodontic treatments? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone accepts in order to maintain a happy smile with optimum oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to function or serve you right. Listed below are some superb questions and answers regarding caring and cleaning for your braces:

If your braces fail, how do you repair them?
– Never attempt to fix broken braces, but instead cover any wires that may be hanging out with wax and seek out your orthodontist immediately.

What are the benefits of cleaning your orthodontic treatments?
– In order for braces to function properly and do the job required of them, they must be in good condition and with all parts working as intended.

What flossing methods are available with traditional braces that make it difficult or impossible?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.

Are there any food limitations to help keep traditional braces clean and safe?
– Yes, avoid chewy and sticky foods that can get stuck in hard to reach places between the wires of your braces and your teeth, as well as avoid tough or hard to chew foods that can bend or crack your braces.

For more advice and help from our team at Wendy Chen Orthodontics, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Wendy Chen, please book an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Colleyville, Texas. We can be reached at 817-581-4031. We are here to help you get the straight smile of your dreams!